'''Southern Illinois University''' is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois
, United States. Founded in 1869, SIU is the flagship campus
of the Southern Illinois University
The university is known as SIU Carbondale, but colloquially as '''SIU''' or Southern. The SIU's total student enrollment is 15,987.
The University is categorized as an RU/H Research University (high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education